145th Street Bridge

The 145th Street Bridge connects the Bronx to Upper Manhattan at, no surprise here, 145th Street. More exactly, it bridges W 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Manhattan with E 145th Street and River Avenue in the Bronx.

The 145th Street Bridge is south of the Macombs Dam Bridge and just north of the Madison Avenue Bridge.

The bridge was constructed for $2.7 million in 1905 and maintained its original structure until 2007, when the bridge was renovated.

145th Street BridgeSome key facts about the 145th Street Bridge:

  • Swing bridge with 4 lanes spanning 300 ft
  • Total length: 1,603 ft
  • In 2007, the 145th Street Bridge carried about 10,500 vehicles in each direction daily

TOLLS: No toll in either direction


From Manhattan: enter at the easternmost point of W 145th St. From the FDR North take the 8th Ave exit, Exit 23, on the Left toward W 155 St, turn left onto Frederick Douglass Blvd, turn left onto W 145th St, follow straight to 145th Street Bridge.

From the Bronx: enter from  I-87 N /Major Deegan Expressway, then turn left on W 149th Street and stay straight to the bridge, or from W 149th Street

Entering the Bronx: you get off the bridge at W 149th Street

Walk across the 145th Street Bridge!

You can walk or bicycle on the southern and northern sides of the bridge. According to Transportation Alternatives, the Manhattan side has some ‘uneven rubbery stuff’ and you’ll find the rest of the bridge a bit bumpy, but overall ‘no complaints.’

From Manhattan, enter at W 145th Street and Lenox Avenue

From the Bronx, enter at 149th Street and River Avenue

Find out more about walking and cycling across the 145th Street Bridge from Transportation Alternatives.


with a few select NYC garages.